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A very hardy yarrow with long lasting brick-red and yellow plate-like flowers that age to rusty terra-cotta orange; also attractive when used in dried arrangements; tolerates sandy soil and deer

Ornamental Features:

Walther Funcke Yarrow is clothed in stunning brick red flat-top flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from early to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It's attractive tomentose ferny leaves remain grayish green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes:

Walther Funcke Yarrow is an herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a high maintenance perennial that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Plant Characteristics:

Walther Funcke Yarrow will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This perennial should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to dry locations, and dislikes excessive moisture. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This plant can be propagated by division.

This is a selection of a native North American species.

Height: 30 inches

Spread: 30 inches

Sunlight:   full sun 

Hardiness Zone: 3b


Achillea 'Walthur Funcke'